Project: Local Species

Brianna's Local Species' Project
Project Name : Brianna's Local Species' Project
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Date observed:
12/1/12
GPS Longitude
-117.60308810397947
GPS Latitude
33.83851482046001
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Sugar Bush
What is the common name for the species?
Sugar Bush
What is the scientific name?
Rhus ovata
What have you learned about this species?
The sugar bush is an eight foot evergreen shrub that can grow up to twelve feet. It can be found in Southern California and Arizona in soft chaparral and dry slopes away from the coasts. Its blooming season is from march to may where it grows white flowers. Like lemonade berry, the berries of the sugar bush were used to make a lemony drink by early settlers and Native Americans.